Markeaton Park is one of the most popular parks in the East Midlands, attracting more than one million visitors each year. The Park’s 207 acres offers something for everyone to enjoy, from the vibrant Mundy Play Centre to the many historic features waiting to be discovered.
Markeaton Park is undergoing a transformation. We have secured £2.5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a £3.4million Markeaton Park Restoration Project that will restore and enhance the Park.
For more information on things to do and see on the park including, facilities, sports, walks and a photo gallery.
Find out what events and activities are taking place on the park and how you can get involved, including volunteer opportunities.
For more information on the popular play area, including details of all the centres facilities.
Find out what's on offer at the Craft Village and Orangery Café, including opening times and contact details.
Discover the parks history and find out about the planned improvements that will be completed from 2013 to 2017.
The main entrances to the park are near Markeaton traffic island and at Markeaton Lane. You can also walk to the park through walkways all around the park - there are a number of paths along Kedleston Road.
The park is on cycle route 66 which runs near the east side of the park. It links up to the National cycle route 54. For more information on cycling, visit the Cycle Derby page.
There are two car parks - the main car park, near the pitch and putt course, is accessible from Markeaton Island, DE22 4AA. It has a 2m height restriction. The other car park, near the Mundy Play Centre, is accessible from Markeaton Lane, DE22 4NH.
Parking costs £1.50 for up to two hours, £2.80 for up to four hours and £3.70 for over four hours.
If you are disabled, parking is free when you display a Blue Badge. There are parking spaces available in both car parks, and you can also park near the walled gardens.
Markeaton Park is on the following bus routes : Swift, 5, 29, 90, 108, 202, Allestree Green and Blue.
For more information, telephone Traveline on: 0871 200 2233.
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Please note our prices will increase from 1 April 2015. For more information please download the Markeaton Park Price List from 1 April 2015.